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Old 15th September 2017, 12:15 AM
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Default Re: When Climate Change Denial Is All One Can Do.

In the Guardian Thursday,

John Hewson, former leader of the Liberal Party, now professor at ANU,

The current energy debate is farcical. What does this government stand for?

This “gap” would be easily filled by a combination of base-load solar thermal projects, batteries and some better demand management well before 2022. Having set the regulatory direction of the “market” with a CET, the government should stand back and let the technologies compete to deliver the most cost-effective and sustainable outcome.
It is also worth recognising that a new coal-fired power plant, if it could be built, may simply accelerate the closures of other older, less efficient, plants, so not actually closing the perceived “gap”.

Now Tony Abbott ever grasping, not even wrong, on his usual 2GB Thursday deliverance,

By Katherine Murphy,

Abbott calls for end to all energy subsidies, including on coal

And while acknowledging that he signed Australia up to the Paris climate agreement while prime minister, Abbott now argues we are not obliged to abide by the commitments made in the international accord.

Abbott said there was no need to walk away from the Paris agreement, because the emissions reductions commitments contained within it were not binding on Australia.
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